The reality of starting and running your own business is filled with continuous learning. We all need to keep learning in order to be competitive in a changing world.
So that is why the SBDC strives to make learning opportunities both FOCUSED and CONVENIENT. We want to deliver specific valuable content for those who need it, and do so in a convenient manner. That is why this post features three specific programs coming up in Greenville. AND, a reminder that we are making strides in the area of convenience by delivering more content through an online webinar format.
Coming up in Greenville:
Tuesday April 16: Focused Web Marketing.
This program, led by Chris Manley of Engenius Web Development, is designed to help business owners refocus on their target customers, then explore the best way to reach them with just the right message.
If you feel stretched for time to keep up with your e-mail newsletter, Facebook page, Twitter feed, LinkedIn requests, and actually write a blog all in the same week, we feel your pain. In one morning session we’ll uncover your target audiences, help figure out your message, and develop an action plan for what web marketing mediums you can best use to grow your business without it becoming your full time job.
For more information or to register, check out www.focusedwebmarketing.evenbrite.com.
Tuesday April 23: Tax Workshop for Established Small Businesses (no start-ups, please).
This new presentation will focus on the issues faced most often by growing small businesses. Some topics include: adding employees or contractors, appropriate expenses, changes to home-office rules, and more.
This FREE program runs from 9AM to 12Noon. To register please click on http://workgroups.clemson.edu/SBDC_Workshops/form.php and select the April 23 event.
Wednesday April 24: Positioning Your Business for Government Contracts (no start-ups, please).
This morning program is for the owner of business development officer of any business that has begun to explore government contracting (emphasis on Federal government) as a means to grow or diversify. Presenters from US Small Business Administration (SBA) will review benefits and requirements of various certification programs. US General Services Administration (GSA) will be on hand to speak about GSA Schedules and how they can impact your sales across a number of government agencies. Get the information you need to grow – directly from the experts.
To register for this ½-day program please click on http://workgroups.clemson.edu/SBDC_Workshops/form.php and then select this event from the list.
And that brings us to convenience… Your convenience is why we invested in capturing content for download wherever, whenever. The first three webinar sessions are targeted at starting a new business. The first (free) “Jumpstart Part I – Are you ready to be a business owner?” covers basic start-up questions and addresses feasibility issues. Jumpstart Part II walks through building a business plan and includes downloads to help with the process. And Jumpstart Part III provides an overview of the critical financial elements of a new business. Learn what lenders and investors want you to know before you ask for a dime. You can access the webinars from our event registration page at http://workgroups.clemson.edu/SBDC_Workshops/form.php and select the appropriate events.